Smart Energy

News, insights and analysis concerning energy innovation, smart grid technology and strategies employed by utilities and the sector at large to promote the advancement of the energy sector. Topics include digitalisation, sustainability initiatives, energy efficiency plans, managing disruption through strategic partnerships, IT/OT integration etc.

energy storage

Bold Ideas 2020 to accelerate energy storage innovations launched

Cleantech startup incubator Greentown Labs has partnered with Schneider Electric to launch the 2020 Bold Ideas initiative for energy storage startups.
energy load

Highest offshore wind load factors recorded since 2015

Owing to elevated wind speeds in January onshore wind energy load factors averaged 42% for the month, and older offshore sites (pre-2016) reached an average of 52%.
Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered to invest $75bn in the energy transition through 2024

Standard Chartered will invest $75 billion to reduce the impact of its operations and customers’ on the environment through 2024.
Palestine Solar

Palestine’s West Bank to gain rooftop solar thanks to funding boost

IFC and Massader signed a loan agreement to finance the construction of hundreds of rooftop solar power projects across the West Bank, Palestine.
edf microgrid

EDF launches Innovation Drive Microgrid at North America headquarters

EDF Renewables North America has announced the operation of an innovative microgrid at its headquarters in San Diego, US.
Enel housing

Enel partners on innovative, sustainable and smart housing in Italy

Enel partnered with FederlegnoArredo to identify synergies between the Federation's supply chain and Enel X's business development areas, housing, businesses, cities, and condominiums,
Europe EV

Europe: EV charging a concern, but cost-savings come up trumps

Almost half (45%) of EV drivers worry about a lack of available charge points in the near future, according to a new report by Shell e-mobility subsidiary NewMotion.
customer engagement

Three key factors to unlock utility customer engagement of the future

Three key factors driving transformation in the energy sector and how utilities can leverage customer engagement technologies to open new revenue streams.
Russia Arctic

Russia announces new renewables-powered arctic research station

Russia’s MIPT has announced the start of construction of a renewables and hydrogen-powered International Arctic Station
solar panel weather

RMI, Clinton Foundation report to aid rooftop solar storm resilience

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the Clinton Foundation have released a new report, Solar Under Storm II, focusing on best practices for installing climate-resistant rooftop solar in high-wind regions.

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